Thursday, January 31, 2008

More White Stuff

About an hour and a half ago it quit snowing so I went out and shoveled about three inches off the walks before the school kids got out and solidified it. That was 1 1/2 hour before I took this picture and it is not slowing at all.

I just heard from the kitchen, "This so sucks..." my wife wasn't raised with the snow like I was.

This shot doesn't do the snow falling any justice, visibility is about 1 city block and it is dead calm. The flakes now are about dime sized, earlier about a quarter - big ones.

It's going to be a mess on the roads, we've already got snow and ice mixed with center burms plowed onto the 4 lane street - now 1 1/2 lanes each way. I don't mind much, I grew up with this stuff, the only real concern is other drivers getting up to something stupid, not that much of deal around here. The freeway, I84, is another story, lots of amateurs with no clue and 4x4 they've never used.

It doesn't look like we'll have a winter caused drought this year. If you don't have any, I've got plenty for your snowman making pleasure. That green and cream truck won't get stuck unless the floor pans leave the tires hanging, a very unlikely situation on a road.

1 comment:

Steve Culley said...

an old time Baker winter, ouside of town, where the wind blows the ranchers have to bust drifts to feed the cows, will be more cougar sightings in town as the deer and elk move down, beats the hell out of the "debates" though. Cnn had their Mitt and John show and Hillary and Obama had a love in. Cnn made sure no democrat would have to answer questions on firearms, couldn't avoid the border issue, amnesty for all, Barack, Hillary and John McCain, no questions of lousy trade situation and the rising threat of China miltitary. And they wonder why people drop out of the process.